The application files for TANGAROOs version 1.0 unregistered version.
Welcome to TANGAROOSs. Thank you for evaluating this program. I hope that you find TANGAROOs fun and easy to use. Don't forget to read the files LICENSE.DOC and ORDER.DOC for information on how to obtain a registered version of TANGAROOs. The TANGAROOs package includes the following files:
TANGAROOs is an educational tool to help build skills in problem solving and spatial orientation. This tool is based on the concept of tangram shapes. The goal of this tool is to present you with a picture that you have to duplicate using the seven tangram shapes that are provided. In addition, there is a Save Mode option that allows you to create your own pictures. Please see "How to Use TANGAROOs" in the online help for additional information.
In order to use TANGAROOs, it is NECESSARY to learn how to use the mouse. Although the menu items can be obtained from the keyboard, the shapes can only be manipulated with the mouse. The following is a key to using the mouse within TANGAROOs (double clicking is not used):
Mouse Button Action ------------ ------
Click Left Button over shapebar Selects shape from pallet
Click Left Button over shape Rotates shape counter-clockwise
Click Right Button over shape Rotates shape clockwise
Click and Hold Left Button down Drags shape around the screen over shape and move
Click Right Button w/ shift key Erases a single shape from the down over the shape screen
Click Right Button w/ Ctrl key Erases all shapes from the screen down
Click Left Button w/ shift key Colors all shpes on the screen to down black (Same action to restore colors)
See the sections "Using the Mouse" and "Quick Reference" in the online help for more information on how to use the mouse.
1) You must be running Windows 3.1.
2) You must use at least VGA mode (TANGAROOs has been tested to work well in VGA, SuperVGA and XGA resolutions).
The above are the only requiremnets to use TANGAROOs. In addition, you may want to load a Windows 3.1 sound driver to use the sounds within TANGAROOs. However, sound is NOT a requirement to using this program.